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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 681–682. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
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Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: May-June.
Type: Type: Described from N. Europe, Herb. Cliff. (BM); H.G. LINN. 858/70.
Distribution: Distribution: N. America, Canary Islands, C. & S. Europe, Turkey, Iran, Caucasus, Siberia, C. Asia and W. Himalayas.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A strong scented herb with swollen nodes and reddish-pink flowers, growing in shade and wet places from 1800-2900 m. Plant parts are medicinal, containing a bitter substance, geranin, which is used as an astringent and for application on tumours and ulcers.
Illustration: Geranium robertianum L. (Illustration)
Map Location: Dir: B-6 Kalkot, M.A. Khan 40 (RAW); B-7 Hazara Dist.: Changla Gali, 1.7.34, M. Nath s.n. (RAW); Kashmir: Shardi-Doarian, 5500-6130', 18.5.1954,E Schmid s.n. (RAW); Dhanni-Rampur, F. Schmid 1675 (RAW, G); Surkhala, lower Kishen ganga Vy., c. 4500', R.R. Stewart 17485 (RAW).


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Annual or biennial, erect, up to 60 cm or more tall, pubescent-glandular. Leaves trisect, 30-40 x 30-75 mm, 3-5-angled; segments pinnatipartite, lobulate; lobules obtuse, mucronate, sparsely pilose; petiole 1.8-44 cm long, pubescent villous; stipules 2-3 mm long, broadly ovate, subacuminate. Peduncles 2-flowered, glandular or villous. Sepals 5-7 mm long, ovate or oblong-ovate, villous-glandular, awn c. 2 mm long. Petals c. twice as long as sepals, 3-nerved, reddish-pink, limb obovate, tapering towards the base. Beak 8-11 mm long, glabrous. Mericarps glabrous. Seed 2 mm long, elliptic-oblong, reddish-brown, umbo slightly projecting, black.
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